Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

News

October 26, 2012

Gauck up for re-election to Council At-Large

Greensburg — Candidate: Ernest J. Gauck

Party Affiliation: Republican

Office Sought: Decatur County Council At-Large (incumbent)

Q: What drives you to enter/remain in/return to the arena of public service?

A: I have been in local government for 16 years, and would like to use my experience along with my local knowledge to serve four more years on the County Council.

Q: As someone who may be serving Greensburg/Decatur County in office in 2013 and beyond, what one thing, more than any other, do you want to see accomplished?

A: I would like to see the city and county governments work together to bring more jobs to the area while protecting our park areas and farmland.

Q: Describe your experience with business. Have you ever owned or managed one?

A: I have owned and operated Gauck Concrete Construction for 18 years in Decatur County. I now own and operate North Branch Golf Course, which is celebrating its 25th year.

Q: Do you believe city/county government should contribute to charitable causes? How should these be determined?

A: I do not believe in directly donating to charitable causes; however, we as a county provide funds to Catch-A-Ride, New Directions and others as the Council deems them to be a good cause.

Q: Do you believe repercussions are in order for public officials who deliberately violate the Open Door Law or Access to Public Records Act?

A: Repercussions should be upheld on all public officials who violate the Open Door Law or Access to Public Records Act.

Q: Do you support expansion of the Greensburg Municipal Airport? What is the primary reason for your position?

A: I think Greensburg needs a good airport, the problem being in order to get federal funding for an airport the expansion has to be of a certain size and the runways of a certain length. This is going to cause land to be purchased from people who do not want to sell their property. I think an expanded airport built on property bought from people who are willing to sell would be a good solution.

Q: In the position you seek, how would you work to increase accountability and transparency in Decatur County government?

A: I would continue to encourage people to attend the Council and Commissioner meetings, and for them to feel free to look at any of the budgets or ask any questions.

— Daily News

 

1
Text Only
News
  • Cards RHP Kelly on DL WASHINGTON -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The Cardinals also optioned righty reliever Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis and recalled rookie right-handers Eric Forn

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-ymca flat rock - pic2 Local retreat mostly unknown around Decatur County ST. PAUL -- Out in the northwest corner of Decatur County lies a place that's largely unknown within the county itself. Oddly enough, this hideaway of natural splendor is anything but secret to the rest of the world. From Spain and Hong Kong they com

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • nws-gb041814-edc job fair - pic2 Employers, jobseekers, meet at Job Fair GREENSBURG -- Twenty-eight prospective employers attended the annual Greensburg-Decatur County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Job Fair Thursday, and plenty of Decatur Countians came out for a look at the work on offer. By 5:15 p.m., in fact,

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Low blood sugar? Grouchy spouses Serious discussions between spouses shouldn't take place on an empty stomach, a study suggests. Husbands and wives reported being most unhappy with their spouses when their blood-sugar levels were lowest, usually at night, according to research relea

    April 18, 2014

  • IUPUC student research to be showcased COLUMBUS -- The Office of Student Research will host its fourth annual student research exhibition from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. The event will showcase findings from 11 funded projects completed at Indiana University-Purdue University Colum

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-Intl night pic- page 1 Homemakers’ International Night features Indonesia GREENSBURG - Two clubs from the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association collaborated to host International Night recently, where the country of Indonesia was the focus of the evening. The Kitchen Kookies and the Twilighters are the two clubs respons

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • SR 3 widening with traffic shift NORTH VERNON -- The Indiana Department of Transportation will shift traffic Monday as a second State Road 3 construction project gets underway at North Vernon. The state is widening S.R. 3 from JFK Drive to CR 300 North (at the bypass) to accommodat

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-united fund pic- United Fund considers future community investments GREENSBURG - The Decatur County United Fund plays a significant role in mobilizing the community to develop and maintain resources to meet human needs by supporting programs and services addressing education, income and health in the community. Recen

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb041814-Airport fuel pic- page 1 Airport jet fuel tank gets replacement, upgrade GREENSBURG - The Greensburg Municipal Airport replaced its outdated jet fuel tank with a new, upgraded version Thursday afternoon. The Daily News spoke with Aviation Board Vice President Bill Ernstes to learn more about the new tank and why the airpo

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • SB138 could level the playing field for victims GREENSBURG -- For New Directions Domestic Abuse Services Center Executive Director Diane Moore, the recent signing of Senate Bill 138 into law by Governor Mike Pence is something akin to a Godsend. According to the 2014 Indiana General Assembly websi

    April 18, 2014